HOW TO HAVE A SPA DAY AT HOME

No matter where we live we often have busy, hectic schedules. What better place to unwind than in your very own home? Why not give yourself a long-lasting spa ritual, right here, at home? You will emerge refreshed and empowered. Here are a few tips for a sensorial, relaxing home spa.

GOLDEN RULES FOR A DELIGHTFUL SPA DAY

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Discover a few tips to make your spa day go as smoothly as possible.
-   Select a comfortable, non-restricting outfit and give your body a rest. You’re at home so there’s no need to dress up.
-   Make sure you won’t be bothered: Start by checking that your phone is off and out of sight.
-   Prepare a cold drink before a hot bath: The heat can get overwhelming very fast! Try a spice-infused water recipe with mint, apple and cinnamon to chase the gloomy days away. Let it brew in the refrigerator for an hour.
-   Set your tools: Have fresh towels and all your beauty and bathing products at arm’s reach to avoid getting back out.
-   Dim the lights: Light a Winter Forest Perfumed Candle or use a White Blossom Home Diffuser to create a relaxing, aromatherapy spa atmosphere.

HOW TO PREPARE A RELAXING BATH

Bathing is wonderful for your skin, and if you do it right, you can reap many benefits. Make your bath a relaxing, aromatic haven: Whether you prefer silky water or a bubble bath, choose the texture that will delight your senses most. Sprinkle bath salts in the water to create a relaxing soak. We recommend Aromachologie Relaxing Bath Salts - a crystalised garden in a bottle! Like the feel of bubbles? Fill your tub with Lavender Foaming Bath and enjoy a generously luxury bubble bath with the added bonus of the soothing scent of lavender.
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MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR BATH

Time for a scrub! The best way to use your favourite body scrub is before you wash, on dry skin, or slightly dampened skin if you’re more sensitive. Go for Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Scrub, a rich and creamy exfoliating scrub with 10% Shea Butter that will pre-moisturise your skin as it gets rid of dead skin cells. If you feel like trying a more sensorial experience, Almond Delicious Paste is made for you! Let yourself smell its delicious scent and enjoy its unique paste-like texture and the silky finish of almond oil. Make sure to scrub twice a week, but no more: exfoliating too often may strain your skin.  Did you know? Most of L’Occitane’s body scrubs and exfoliators use soluble (sugar, salt) or biodegradable (crushed almond shells, apricot kernel powder) particles, which won’t damage your skin and are environmentally friendly.
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PAMPER YOUR BODY

Should I apply my moisturiser right after bathing? YES. Moisturising after scrubbing and bathing is the best way to provide intense moisture – do it after every shower or bath. It’s very important in order to restore your skin’s hydrolipidic film, to protect your body and keep it moisturised. Nourish and comfort your skin with Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream, a rich texture with 25% shea butter. If you’d rather firm up and smooth your skin, try our indulgent Almond Milk Concentrate - a delightful firming cream with the light scent of almonds. Extra tip: While applying a body cream, take some time to release tension from your legs by giving yourself a leg massage. This will also help your skin fully absorb the cream.
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PLUMP YOUR SKIN WITH A FACE MASK

Take time to smooth, nourish and revive your skins with one of L'Occitane natural face masks and face scrubs. Our organic face masks are made using natural ingredients and have been designed to tackle any skin concerns - from rejuvenating and pluming tired skin, to fighting imperfections and removing excess sebum. Using a face masks at least once a week will hugely improve the way your skin looks and feels.
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GIVE YOUR HAIR A TREAT

Repair and nourish your hair with a hair mask. Take time and indulge with one of L'Occitane hair masks and hair serums to deeply moisturise and replenish your hair. Apply after squeezing excess water out of your hair, leave it on for 10 minutes and rinse. You can even wrap your hair in a towel to optimise the action of the mask. Use at least once a week for moisturised, shiny and revitalised hair.
 
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SPOIL YOUR HANDS

Wash your hands and apply Shea Butter One Minute Hand Scrub. Massage gently on your hands for one minute, and then rinse off with lukewarm water, using a soft cloth or a body sponge.  - Take extra care of your hands: apply Shea Butter Nail Cuticle Nourishing Oil to help soften and nourish your nail cuticles for easier pushing back. Apply by gently massaging your fingers to help the formula penetrate more efficiently. Finish by moisturising your hands with Shea Butter Hand Cream. It will efficiently protect, nourish and comfort, leaving your skin smooth and hydrated. 
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GIVE YOUR FEET SPECIAL ATTENTION

Finalise your spa ritual by giving your  feet a full reboot. To soothe your feet in depth, follow this regimen. - Once or twice a week, start by applying Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Scrub to soften your feet while removing dead skin cells. - Once your feet are all soaked up, nourish them with Shea Butter Foot Cream, which helps relieve the feeling of tired feet and gives the aromatic scent of Southern France lavender.
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